SEASON: After good winter rains.
ACCESS: Put-in at the Sol Duc Salmon Hatchery. At mile 203.5 on Highway 101 turn south on Mary Clark Road and then turn immediately west on Pavel Road towards the State Salmon Hatchery. Follow Pavel Road 1.3 miles to the Sol Duc hatchery and pull into the first parking lot on your right and take the boat ramp down to the river. To reach the take-out go to Highway 101 mile 197.4 and turn east on to Mansfield St. which becomes Maxfield Rd. Follow this a 0.3 mile from Highway 101 to the WDFW boat ramp at the bridge.
DESCRIPTION: This is a great section for a class II beginner trip. Several good class II rapids are spaced out over the length of the run with good recovery section in between each.
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There is now a DOE gauge for the Sol Duc near the Quillayute. Historically there was a gauge on the Sol Duc downstream near the confluence with the Quillayute (stn. 12042500, 1977-1979, 219 sq. mi.) and another upstream in Olympic N.P. (stn. 12041500, 1917-1980, 83.8 sq. mi.).
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